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Actis acts

Actis Acts is Actis’ charitable foundation. It relaunched in 2018 to support charitable activities linked to Actis’ investee companies, local charities and humanitarian crises affecting regions where Actis operates.

Actis Acts embodies our values by seeking to leave a positive and sustainable impact on the communities surrounding our investments.

Actis Acts is a UK Charitable Incorporated Organisation. The Board of Trustees comprise of Sherif ElKholy (Chair), Brian Chinappi, Lisa Pinsley, Murray Grant and Natalie Kolbe.

If you would like to apply for funding please contact us.

Making a positive impact in emerging markets

10 Portfolio companies involved

US$692,000 Committed

11 Countries

11 Grants

Case studies

Discover the impact of Actis Acts.


Actis Acts has a broad mandate to provide funding to a variety of themes, including but not limited to: education, gender, skills, development, entrepreneurship, capacity building, health, environment, financial inclusion and provision of essential infrastructure.

Actis Acts will provide grants for:

  • Charitable activities linked to Actis investee companies
  • Partnerships with charities operating in Actis countries
  • Local charities nominated by Actis offices

All merits of each project will be taken into consideration before an award is granted. The key selection criteria include five dimensions, which help guide our understanding of a project’s impact on society and the environment.


What outcome does the effect relate to, and how important are they to the people or environment experiencing it? What is the overall desired impact outcome?

How Much?

How much of the effect occurs in the period, and are the benefits sustainable and/or scalable? Is the impact marginal or deep, short term or long term, benefitting a few or many?


Who experiences the effect, and how underserved? Are they in relation to the outcome?


How does the effect compare and contribute to what is likely to occur anyway (i.e does Actis Acts’ contribution provide additionality)?


Which risk factors are material, and how likely is the effect to be different from expectations?